Thunderstorms ‘less likely’ in Metro Manila on Thursday | Inquirer News

Thunderstorms ‘less likely’ in Metro Manila on Thursday

/ 01:29 PM May 30, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Thunderstorms are “less likely” to develop over Metro Manila on Thursday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.

In its advisory posted 10 a.m., Pagasa said thunderstorms over Metro Manila are less likely to occur over the next 12 hours.

Meanwhile, in another advisory posted 11:24 a.m., Pagasa said the provinces of Batangas and Quezon are expected to experience heavy rainshower with lightning and strong winds in the next two hours.


The towns of Victoria, Calauan, and Pila in Laguna are also going to experience heavy rain showers.


“All are advised to take precautionary measures against the impacts associated with these hazards, which include flash flood and landslides,” Pagasa said.

Incoming tropical cyclones

In an interview on Thursday, Pagasa Deputy Administrator Flaviana Hilario said at least 10 tropical cyclones are expected to hit the country from June to November this year.

“For June po, 1 or 2. Sa July po, 2 or 3. Tapos pag August, 2 or 3. For September, 2 to 4. For October, 2 to 3 at for November po 1 or 2,” Hilario told in a phone interview.

READ: Pagasa sees at least 10 cyclones from June to November

Hilario said the start of the rainy season may be declared during the first half of June.


“Hindi pa talaga nasa-satisfy ang criteria for the onset [of the rainy season but] based sa ating monitoring, the onset will be either during the first week or second week of June,” Hilario said during the weekly economic briefing at Malacañang on Wednesday.

Hilario explained that for the rainy season to be officially declared, two criteria have to be met — the amount of rainfall recorded in the western side of the country has to be at least 25 millimeters over a five-day period, and the “habagat” has to be the dominant wind system in the country. (Editor: Jonathan P. Vicente)

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

READ: Pagasa: Rainy season starting soon

TAGS: Local news, Metro Manila, rain shower, Rainy, Weather

© Copyright 1997-2024 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.